Johnny Jackson, known as Johnny J in the hip-hop and rap community, committed suicide while in prison over the weekend. He had been serving time for in Los Angeles Count Jail for a DUI bust. Authorities are saying that Johnny took his own life by jumping off one of the tiers in the jail house.
Remember everyone, don’t drink and drive… DUI’s can ruin your life and those around you. However, if you are arrested for allegedly drinking and driving, get a DUI defense lawyer who will work to get the charges reduced or dropped and keep you out of jail.
ReliaStar Life Insurance Company, who wrote a $10 million life insurance policy for Heath Ledger just six months before he died, is claiming that Ledger may have committed suicide, which would make the policy null and void. Instead of paying out the policy, they have begun their own investigation to determine the cause of death, despite the New York City Medical Examiner’s ruling that his death was accidental.
Lawyers for Ledger’s daughter are now suing the company, saying that their claim is an obvious ploy to avoid having to pay out. Matilda’s lawyers claim that ReliaStar is flagrantly violating California law, which prohibits insurance companies from re-examining insurance applications after the policyholder dies.
ReliaStar has stated that no decision has been made about the policy.